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Science lesson HELP please!
Old 07-04-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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I am in need of creating a 5th grade science lesson about from raindrop to ocean. I have done some research and found lots of info but am curious if anyone has something I don't. I don't have access to AIMS, really looking for something online.
Can anyone help me. Thanks


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Old 07-04-2007, 04:49 PM
 
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Do a lesson on the water cycle.
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Here's the AIMS website if that would help, since you mentioned it:

www.aimsedu.org
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Here are a few sites:

http://www.kimballmedia.com/Drippy/D...Back/Entry.htm

http://www.kidzone.ws/water/

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/fl...atercycle.html

http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/webquest/matthews/
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This is neat.
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Here is something from Project Wet. After you introduce the water cycle and discuss the parts, you give student pairs, groups, or individuals dice. They start at any station and roll the dice. Then they go to the proper station or stay where they are - whatever the dice tells them to do. They should keep track of where they start and where they go or stay. (A simple list will do.)

The data is supposed to miminc the real world. This helps them to see that water in the water cycle doesn't always start at the ocean and end in precipitation. You can take the data from some or all the students and make a chart or graph or a simple tally or turn those into percentages.

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Here are the rest of the files.

Hope this helps.
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Water Cycle Lesson Plan
Old 07-05-2007, 06:49 AM
 
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I have used this with my 4th graders.

The Water Cycle Lesson Plan

1. Get a glass of water
1. Ask- How come we never run out of water?
Our water travels in a cycle and we call this the water cycle.
Today we will learn the 3 stages of the water cycle.
2. Ask students to prentend that it's a very hot day out and there are puddles in the street.
But, then the sun comes out! Where did the water go?
Relate to cooking- cooking rice- where did this water go.
Swipe the chalk board with water from a paper towel. Where did the water go?
Evaporation
You'll need a pot of water and a small burner for this next part.
Boil some water. Let the kids come up to feel the water evaporating onto their hands. Make sure they feel the water on their hands.
Relate the burner to the sun. Because this is what causes it to happen at a much faster rate. (heat)
3. Why can't we see the water rising into the air after it has rained outside? We can't we see the water rising into the air when we are out sitting by the lake?
It has turned into a gas called water vapor.
Water vapor rises high into the sky and into the clouds. We can't see this happenning because it's a gas.
4. What happens once this gas we call water vapor gets to the clouds?
Place a lid on the boiling pot of water. Pick up the lid after a couple of seconds and show them that the vapor has turned back into a liquid, water. This process is called condensation.
Students will pretend that they are in a hot shower, the bathroom is really foggy and you can't even see the mirror. Someone opens the bathroom door (probably your annoying little brother or sister). Ask the students what happens to the mirror when all of that cold air comes in when the door opens.
Place a mirror over the boiling pot of water. Relate this to the water cycle. First the water evaporates from the shower or the boiling water. Then it turns into a gas, water vapor. which leads to the mirror. When the cold air hits the mirror (lift your mirror off the boiling pot of water) the water vapor forms little droplets of water. This is condensation. Show the students the water running down the mirror. Precipitation.
5. Condensation is always a hard concept for them to remember so relate it to a cold can of soda outside or the morning dew.
6. To show the students what happens inside the cloud use a large sponge. Slowly pour a glass of water in the sponge. When the sponge can't hold anymore water it comes out. Precipitation.
Just like when we need to go to the restroom and can't hold it anymore.
Draw a diagram on the board and label the parts of the water cycle.
Show a power point and let the students explain the different steps. Make sure they use the correct vocab.
Make a terrarium. This is a good model of how the water cycle works. Tie this in with writing. Students can write an adventure story about them in the terrarium.
Experiment - On two paper plates put a couple of water drops trace them with a pencil. Put one plate in the sun and one in a dark part of the room. Which evaporates faster and why???
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THANK YOU! I knew you would have ideas
Old 07-05-2007, 07:11 AM
 
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These are great ideas and has gotten me started. I need to also connect the water cycle with water shed and lastly to the effects in the ocean or tide pool animals. Jeri, I have seen the drippy website and really liked it. The other sites were good too. Paul, love the dice thing. Gets them up and moving. Great. jodiereed, thanks so much for your detail. I especially like the sponge. May be able to incorporate it into my plan. Not sure where my plan is going. You see, I have to write up a lesson plan, which is not my favorite thing to do, especially for science. Love science, just don't know much to create a formal lesson plan. It'll come together, it always does. Thanks to all.
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extension activity
Old 07-05-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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they could write a story in the voice of a drop of water--what happened to them as they went through the water cycle--who did they see?

(this can also be done with blood/oxygen/food in our bodies and rocks with the rock cycle.)
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